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At this time of year, Public Health England is encouraging us to Enjoy the outdoors but 'be tick aware'

Please also see our Beat the Heat page with top tips for staying healthy this summer.

The NHS in Kent and Medway is planning to change the way some aspects of health and care services are organised so they can provide better, more joined-up care. Local people are encouraged to respond by Friday 16 August. Please see the following link: System Transformation Workstream (external link).

Longer, happier and healthier lives

We all want to live longer, happier and healthier lives and promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents is an important part of what we do.  

Many factors combine to affect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, not just the use of health care services. This includes individual circumstances and the local environment such as where we live, inherited characteristics, income, education, life experiences, behaviours and choices, and our relationships with family and friends. These factors are often referred to as the "wider determinants of health".   

We are in a good position to influence many of these factors not just through our core services but also our wider leadership role supporting communities and influencing other organisations. Through our work, we want to create a more vibrant and healthy place for people to live and work.  

There are many ways to stay healthy and active in the Dover district. For example, did you know that we look after more than 200 parks, open spaces, play areas, allotments, commons and woodlands? Please see our  Leisure & Tourism pages for further information on how you can get active in the district.  

Take control of your health


It's never too late to take control of your health. 

Take the  'How are you' online health quiz to find out how you are doing. 


For further information and advice, please see the Health and Wellbeing pages below. 

Health and Wellbeing Pages

Living well »

Making small changes now can improve your health right away 

Beat the heat »

Top tips for staying healthy this summer

Ageing well »

Continue living active, independent and fulfilled lives.  

Children and young people »

How children and young people can be happier, healthier, safer, more fulfilled and ready for adult life

Health & wellbeing board »

Improving Health and Wellbeing Together in the South Kent Coast

Transforming health and social care in Kent and Medway »

Find out about plans to improve health and social care in Kent & Medway

Care and Support Jargon Buster »

A plain English guide to the most commonly used words and phrases in health and social care (external link)

How the NHS works » 

How the structure of the NHS in England was reorganised in 2013

Healthier Dover District »

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents 

Leisure & Tourism »

How you can get active in the Dover district




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